John Walton

about 1787–
Overton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

John Walton was born about 1787, in Overton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. He had at least 1 son with Margaret Halliwell.

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Family Time Line

John Walton
1787–
Margaret Halliwell
1787–1856
John Halliwell
1809–1861

Spouse and Children

Children

(1)

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 14
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815
Age 28
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823
Age 36
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Walton, which are named with Old English walh ‘foreigner, Briton, serf’ (genitive plural wala), wald ‘woodland’, wall ‘wall’, or wælla ‘well, spring, stream’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.History: George Walton (1741–1804) signed the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Prince Edward County, VA, whither his grandfather had emigrated from England in 1682. He moved to Savannah, GA, and became governor of GA and a prominent jurist.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • John Walton in entry for John Halliwell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John /Walton/ - Church record: Christening record or certificate: male

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